VIENNA Feb 7 Austria's state-owned KA Finanz
, the "bad bank" split off from nationalised lender
Kommunalkredit, got 150 million euros ($204 million) more aid at
the end of last year to help cover the costs of winding down
assets, a newspaper reported on Friday.
Citing unidentified "owner" sources, Der Standard said the
extra help amounted to around a net 75 million euros when
considering an accompanying reduction in state guarantees and
The finance ministry declined comment on the report, which
said the latest aid tranche brought to 2.85 billion euros the
amount of overall state support taxpayers have provided KA
The government that took office in December has earmarked
5.8 billion euros in aid through 2018 to help ailing banks,
primarily nationalised lender Hypo Alpe Adria.
($1 = 0.7353 euros)
(Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by David Holmes)